June 22, 2024

Coventry City suffered a significant setback ahead of their weekend clash.

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has disclosed that a sickness has struck the squad ahead of this weekend’s match against Stoke City, who are unbeaten in four league games.

The Sky Blues have been in poor form recently, and they presently lie 20th in the Championship after 15 games, four points above the relegation zone. The team’s most recent victory came against Blackburn Rovers at home in early October.
Coventry has only one point from a potential 15 since beating the Riversiders at the Ricoh Arena five weeks ago, and they are on a four-game losing streak. Meanwhile, Saturday’s opponents have collected 10 of the last 12 points available.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the former Manchester United player said [quotes via Stoke-on-Trent Live]:

“If you’ve got illness in the camp people can’t perform at the maximum and that has an impact. We’ve had people off and a fair bit of illness throughout the camp and this time of year is never great.”

Robins has also stated that Coventry City almost have a clean bill of health, with Fabio Tavares and Kasey Palmer close to a return:

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“There are some who are showing good signs of starting to come back,” he said. “We’re now just Fabio Tavares (Achilles) and Kasey Palmer (adductor) away from having a fully fit squad. Fabio’s getting there. He’s on the grass and will join in fully after this international break.

“And hopefully Kasey will be the same.”

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